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Re: [tlug] Long-term Stability Distros (was: Flash and Firexfox 2)
- Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 14:37:19 +0900
- From: Clemens Schwaighofer <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Long-term Stability Distros (was: Flash and Firexfox 2)
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On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 23:36, Josh Glover <email@example.com> wrote: > 2009/3/13 Daniel A. Ramaley <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > >> I changed to Debian for exactly the same reasons you are describing. >> Well, that and dependency Hell. I've heard that dependency Hell doesn't >> happen anymore on Red Hat based distros, > > As long as there are dependencies, there will be Dependency Hell. The > real question is, does your distro give you tools for dealing with it? > I find Debian / Ubuntu just as frustrating as Red Hat (and other > RPM-based distros). Gentoo and other source-based distros do a better > job, simply because they give you compile-time control over what > dependencies you choose to accept, as long as the source builds > themselves have reasonable configuration scripts. In my 7 years of Debian usage, and I have two servers that are almost 6 years with the same debian/testing tree, I never *never* had dependencies problems. I do have them in redhat. All the time. With everything. Everytime I want/have to upgrade some minor package it is a walk through fire ... -- Clemens Schwaighofer email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/gullevek/
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